Personalising your wedding flowers can add a meaningful touch to your special day. It doesn’t necessarily mean it will be more expensive. It definitely can be a reflection of your personality and include elements that matter most to you.
5 meaningful ways to personalise your wedding flowers are:
- Develop a design or styling concept based on something important to you
- Be personally involved or get a family member involved in making the styling elements
- Incorporate an item that has sentimental value to you
- Add your namesake flower or favourite flower
- Use flowers from your mum or nan’s garden
Develop a design or styling concept based on something important to you
One of my brides wanted a chinoiserie theme for her wedding day. This was based on a Double Happiness jar she had wanted to use as the Wishing Well at her wedding reception at Epicure (Taronga Centre), Taronga Zoo. This special Double Happiness word is a symbolism of love, happiness and luck, and is a common social custom for a Chinese wedding.
There were a few ways we could have developed a styling concept. One of them was to use chinoiserie vases for the centrepiece arrangements at the bridal table and guest tables.
Now that would have been a traditional or more common approach.
However as the bride wanted her wedding floral arrangements to be unique and liked the ikebana style of flower arranging, we explored other creative ways.
A couple of ideas came up. Firstly, it was to create chinoiserie spheres and include in them with the flower arrangements, inspired by this idea.
Be personally involved or get a family member involved in making the styling elements
Secondly, the bride came across this brilliant idea of creating paper orbs and asked if I could use them in her arrangements. She was happy to have them made personally and ready for me to incorporate with the reception flowers.
So she printed out the special chinoiserie-themed papers and roped in her mother to help with crafting the orbs. Ideal for a bride who loves to add a creative personal touch to her wedding.
And the paper orbs turned out very nicely as you can see from the pics!
Incorporate an item that has sentimental value to you to personalise your wedding flowers
Once we had a bride who had a collection of brooches that were passed on to her as an heirloom and she wanted to incorporate them into her bridal bouquet.
So you can ask for any piece of jewellery that has special meaning to you to be worked into the design. It’s definitely a meaningful way to add this as your something borrowed.
Add your namesake flower or favourite flower
Consider adding a flower that shares your namesake or your favourite flower in your bouquet or bridesmaids’ bouquets. This will most certainly be one of the easiest ways to have personalised wedding flowers.
Forage flowers from your mum or nan’s garden
Having flowers from your mum or nan’s garden can also be another way to personalise your wedding flowers. Moreover it can help you save some money on flowers, particularly if you are on a tight budget. Ask your wedding florist how you may incorporate these flowers into your personal wedding flowers or arrangements.
Alternatively succulents or air plants are a great option, particularly if you are an eco-conscious bride. These plants can be used in your bouquets, centrepieces or even as wedding favours. After the event, they can be planted in your garden and serve as a wonderful memory of your special day.
Do you like the idea of personalising wedding flowers? What sentimental item would you wish to incorporate? Or do you have any other ideas on how to personalise your wedding flowers?
Work with us to create the perfect flowers for your special day.